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Best tire size for 17x9's

Subject, just tryin to see what i can afford and what to look for with tires. Thanks

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common sizes used:

245/45-17 (all 4 or just front, too short IMHO, great selection)
245/50-17 (my suggested all 4, poor selection)
275/40-17 (rear, kinda short, expensive)




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245/50, the only tires I have seen that aren't outrageous in this size are the BFG scorchers.

They are a so so tire to start with, and go for about 110 bucks each.

245/45, every tire manufacturer under the sun makes this size, and the kuhmos are like 70 bucks a pop.

I just ordered the kuhmos, I will burn them up and not worry about it.

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I ordered 17 * 8 Bullitt Style's today. For tire size, i will probably go with 245/50/17. Are these going to stick out past the fenders or rub up against anything? I had asked this question in another thread but no body is replying so maybe someone here will help me? Thanks all,

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im using 255 45 17's and they rubbed a tad on that inner control arm. i got a very small spacer for it.
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245/50R17 are perfect. I'm using BFG Comp T/A.

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its hard to find a good tire in 245 50 17 i almost went with the scorcher t/a's in that size
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I ordered 17 * 8 Bullitt Style's today. For tire size, i will probably go with 245/50/17. Are these going to stick out past the fenders or rub up against anything? I had asked this question in another thread but no body is replying so maybe someone here will help me? Thanks all,
17x8" should fit with no worries ... once you get up to 9" wide wheels, that's were sometimes people will have some small fit issues.

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Okay this is what I've settled with. The 245/50/17 Kumho's with the 17*8 Bullitt Style Wheels. The place that I ordered the rims from say that the recomended tire size for these rims are 235/55/17. What is the difference and because I'm not getting the tire size that is recommended, are there going to be any problems?

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Okay this is what I've settled with. The 245/50/17 Kumho's with the 17*8 Bullitt Style Wheels. The place that I ordered the rims from say that the recomended tire size for these rims are 235/55/17. What is the difference and because I'm not getting the tire size that is recommended, are there going to be any problems?
What kuhmos did you get?

I have been searching for a 245/50 kuhmo tire, but haven't been able to find one.

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Okay this is what I've settled with. The 245/50/17 Kumho's with the 17*8 Bullitt Style Wheels. The place that I ordered the rims from say that the recomended tire size for these rims are 235/55/17. What is the difference and because I'm not getting the tire size that is recommended, are there going to be any problems?
As long as the offset isn't any greater than 39-40mm you'll be fine with 245/50R17 tires on that rim.

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Runnin' 17X9 bullets with +36MM offset...Have the 255-45-17's all the way around with no rub anywhere on my 94SC


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How do i tell what my offset is and how much different would the 245/50/17's be? Do they stick out past the fenders? By the way, cudaz that car is sweet lookin.

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Whoever you are buying your wheels from should be able to tell you the offset.

Tire size is gonna depend on if your car is lowered, or is going to be lowered soon...If you are stock height then I would go with 245-50-17, but the problem is that there is a VERY limited choice in what tire you buy. Same goes for the 235-55-17...When you get into the 245-45-17, or the 255-45-17 you have MANY more choices...And the tire prices are alot lower as well..As already mentioned above...

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Okay, I never got the kumhos.........the warehouse from which i was going to get them from didnt have 245/50/17's in kumhos, so I got the 245/50/17's in BF Goodwrich. They look wide as hell, many have suggested this size, and i researched before I bought and it seems that this is the perfect size tire for 17*8's. I just hope they will fit without sticking out or rubbing because they are wide. I do have the 3.8 LX V-6, so this would be the same size wheel wells for a 4.6 LX right? Im just asking because they do look wide and i wont find out until my rims get here.............place i ordered them from told me 5 working days.....that was yesturday and still no wheels, i called my bank and they havnt even taken the money out yet, so i called up the wheel place and the guy told me that they would be shipped soon, so I hope soon will be here soon!!

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I went ahead and got the kuhmos from tirerack yesterday. I ordered online and five minutes later I get a phone call, the sales rep calls to make sure that that was the size I wanted, and how they didn't recommend that size, I told him yeah of course, just send the tires.

70 some bucks each, a hare over 300 bucks for 4 17'' tires is cheap.

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What is the best kind of tire that isnt too expensive....im looking at more or so tread design....i liked the nittos but wat are some other suggestions....
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